Our DfMA solution is the most effective service reservoir solution available in the British Isles. Selected by all the major utility companies for value, durability, carbon, safety, and speed of construction on such high profile projects including Jacksonsedge, Grafham, Oswestry and the 14 service reservoir programme with Yorkshire Water. Our extraordinary portfolio of projects is only possible because our clients identified us as the best value solution to their requirements.
Why choose a Carlow Precast Service Reservoir?
The design life of all elements of our solution can be 100+. That’s 100 years to first significant maintenance of your structure!
Widely selected by UK water companies including Yorkshire Water, Severn Trent, Anglian Water, United Utilities, Southern Water and Welsh Water.
The standard concrete mix used in our Service Reservoirs is highly resilient (meeting DC4 classification) however these can be adapted to meet the requirements of specific site
Tried and tested systems
The only self-healing precast joint
Cloud based product tracking and quality system providing complete visibility
Expert in modeling your reservoir to various water industry BIM requirements
Useful information about a Carlow Precast Service Reservoir
Visibility of jointing methods
How the Joints are detailed
Standard solutions up to 8.5m depth (Bspoke options available)
Our construction approach is appropriate to all size of reservoir
Commonly asked questions about a Carlow Precast Service Reservoir
Why Carlow Precast Precast
Our unique blend of precast and insitu elements maximises the benefit of off site fabrication, enabling the use of lower cost insitu concrete in the most efficient manner. Our precast units typically represent 70% of the wall construction. The remaining 30% is greatly facilitated by our projecting reinforcement and formwork clamping system. This approach provides dimensional tolerance, self-healing capability and minimal thermal and drying shrinkage effects.
What are the risks of so many joints in the wall system
It’s not the joint that quantifies the risk but the distance between joints. This is what determines the thermal and drying shrinkage movement at each interface. In our construction approach the anticipated movement at each interface is typically 1/15th of that in a conventional joint. This significantly reduces the demand placed on the self-healing hydrophilic strip ensuring exceptional resistance to water penetration.
Even though elements are most cost effectively manufactured in Ireland, contracts are with our UK trading and therefore not sensitive to foreign exchange fluctuations.
For distribution through out the UK the most cost effective transport hub is Eastern Ireland. By accessing local ports along the western UK seaboard tachograph constraints are significantly reduced.
Our designs and solutions are fully compliant with current BS, EN Client and water industry specifications (including CESWI, DWI).
Scope of design
We provide a complete design service for each project including both precast and insitu elements. One point of responsibility.
We can provide supply only or supply and construct service allowing our expert customers to install their own reservoirs.
Our standard mixes contain up to 66% GGBS bring enormous carbon efficiency to our products.
Our construction approach minimises the number of personnel and activities required to complete an installation.
How do you progress an enquiry
Send us a briefing and we will organise for one of our technical team to email, phone or visit. We will bring our expertise and DfMA know how to help you identify and complete the optimum solution. We don’t charge at the project development stage.
Typically 30 to 70% of the time taken to construct conventional insitu stuctures. Major savings to be made on preliminaries and site costs.
Speed of manufacture and installation are of utmost importance and of course, our products must be cost effective and to the highest standards for the water industry. With these objectives in mind we have developed a precast modular reservoir wall system to offer our customers a product that is to the highest standard and manufactured in an environment of rigorous quality control procedures.
All of our products are inspected at each stage of manufacture to ensure a high standard of finished product.
Included in our service pack is a full analysis and design to your site criteria. Our in-house designers will ensure national, international and customer specific standards compliance with professional indemnity insurance protection.
The following case studies at Jackson’s Edge SR and Oswestry WTW demonstrate the confidence our Clients have in what we do.